"All Souls Night" with Sarah Rice, Janice Hall and David Vernon
ALL SOULS NIGHT
Sarah Rice, Theremin, Vocals
Janice Hall, Vocals
David Vernon, Vocals
Matthew Martin Ward, Piano
No matter if you call it All Soul's Night, Halloween or Samhain, this is the most mystical night of the Celtic New Year. Come and celebrate with us the World Music of ALL SOULS NIGHT. Featuring the music of the Great International, Celtic and American Song Books.
Janice Hall, Sarah Rice and David Vernon bring their Magical show, ALL SOULS NIGHT to PANGEA for 2 performances on October 10 @ 7pm and October 25 @ 9:30pm. They will be joined by Matthew Martin Ward on Piano. No matter if you call it All Soul's Night, Halloween or Samhain, this is the most mystical night of the Celtic New Year. This biggest and most important holiday is also called Ancestor Night.
The music must portray mystery, mystique and magic. It must be ethereal, otherworldly. It is a time when anything is possible.
The Celts made little distinction between the living and the dead. And they believed that at Samhain, their New Year's Eve, the veil between these two worlds became the thinnest, the border flexible and open.
Come and celebrate with us the World Music of ALL SOULS NIGHT. Featuring the music of the Great International, Celtic and American Song Books. Costumes optional.
2010 Bistro and 2011 MAC Award winner: Best Female Vocalist
Broadway's Original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD
2011 Bistro and 2012 MAC Award winner: Best Female Vocalist
Internationally-known Opera Singer
International Recording Artist
Broadway: (SWEENEY TODD) Johanna, original, Theatre World Award, Grammy for Best Show Recording.
Off-Broadway: Luisa (FANTASTICKS); Susan (THE WAVES); Elizabeth (SWAN SONG).
leading soprano and dramatic roles performed all over the world with a bunch of great people (Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Leona Mitchell, Marni Nixon, Angela Lansbury, Harold Prince and Stephen Sondheim among others) and companies including the famed Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Italy, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Dallas Opera in the leading soprano roles of DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT; RIGOLETTO; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO; THE BARBER OF SEVILLE; PIRATES; STUDENT PRINCE; NAUGHTY MARIETTA; MERRY WIDOW; DIE FLEDERMAUS; BITTERSWEET; THE MEDIUM; SHOWBOAT; PHANTOM; DESERT SONG; CANDIDE; MUSIC MAN; and HAMLET; to name a few.
2010 Bistro Award and 2011 MAC AWARD winner, Female Vocalist, for her critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut, SARAH RICE sings SCREEN GEMS, Songs of Old Hollywood and voted favorite female cabaret debut performer by Cabaret Hotline Online readers in 2009. Recent shows include her Ivor Novello/Noel Coward show, celebrating the music of the era of Downton Abbey, "GLAMOROUS NIGHTS & CARELESS RAPTURE", and serial guest-starring in the award winning SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED both at 54 Below, and The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Convention where she will be returning this year for their Sondheim Evening.
Sarah first played the Theremin at famed Broadway director, Tom O'Horgan's house about 10+ years ago, on an original RCA model from the 1920s. She has been enthralled with the instrument and its otherworldly sound ever since. This summer she was invited back again to play the theremin at the famed Caramoor Music Festival in an Evening at the Rosen's.
"Just watching Sarah Rice play the Theremin is a visual delight. The Theremin is the only musical instrument played without the musician touching it. Rices hands move over it and, almost magically, sound is produced. The sound, while a bit eerie at first, becomes more and more beautiful as the show proceeds, often mirroring a human voice. The combination of the sound of the Theremin with Rices truly spectacular soprano voice made this show one of the most memorable that I have witnessed and heard in many years. The intimacy of Pangea made it the perfect venue to witness the performance of musical numbers chosen from the classics, Broadway, movie soundtracks and the international songbook." By Ron Forman, CABARET SCENES
"When Rice isn't on a main stage, New York's cabaret scene is a great place for admirers of her work and her elegant soprano voice to find her. It's also the place to find her performing on her adopted instrument, making some gorgeous music rather than "scary woo-woo sounds."
If you are fortunate enough to make the September 20 performance, especially hang on for her PHANTOM OF THE OPERA set, in which her vocals and Theremin combine for musical fireworks that remind the audience that this is a show she knows well. If you also know the show - and who doesn't, by now - you'll be amazed at how readily the Theremin evokes it when she plays." -- Marikay Rogers, Broadway World
"JANICE HALL: The emotional highlight was her heart-stopping rendition of Lili Marleen (Norbert Schultze/Tommie Connor and Jimmy Phillips/Marlene Dietrich). Another highlight was Das Lied ist Aus (The Song is Over) by Robert Stolz, Walter Reisch, Armin L Robinson and Janice Hall. Hall delivered it as a smoky ballad, then put down her microphone and let rip the opera vocals that made her career. A magical, evocative moment for a poignant song. Falling in Love Again (Friedrich Hollaender/Sammy Lerner) ended Janice Halls bewitching and perceptive look at the icon behind the illusion of Marlene Dietrich." By Elizabeth Ahlfors, Theater Pizzazz
"DAVID VERNON: I was taken with his voicepure, ethereal, hauntingly beautiful. I was struck by his eclectic musical taste, embracing such different worlds as Dietz & Schwartz, Michel Legrand, Édith Piaf, Randy Newman, Stephen Schwartz, Gabriel Fauré, and Howard Blake, some songs familiar, some new to me, songs that were dramatic, atmospheric, even exotic. And these qualities were paralleled by his interpretations. With this show, David Vernon fulfills an 11-year-old promise, and does so gloriously. He is a compelling, highly distinctive artist and, now, also a savvy showman. That beats the hell out of being like the other boys." By Roy Sander, BISTRO AWARDS"
"...and the surprising ("The Prayer"--David Foster/Carole Bayer Sager/Alberto Testa/Tony Renis--recorded by Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, and here beautifully rendered by soprano Sarah Rice and tenor Robert Mattern in English and Italian). The show was a genuine pleasure. Sarah Rice, whom I recall seeing as angelic-voiced "Johanna" in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, offered (in addition to "The Prayer") a duet of "Scarborough Fair" universalized by Simon and Garfunkel, with wonderfully hushed vocal by David Vernon. These two made the song as haunting as it's ever been, melody wafting into the stilled theater with eloquent restraint." By Alex Cohen, BROADWAYWORLD.COM
"Another highlight, Sarah Rice, the original Johanna from "Sweeney Todd," singing in her spine-tingling soprano, "I Could be Happy with One Little, Little Boy" moved off the stage and elegantly through the crowd, searching each male face. I felt like Odysseus tied to the mast when this siren caught me in her gaze and sang directly to me. And this Tuesday night she wasn't just funny. She played the theremin (would you believe!), the electronic instrument that makes all those science-fiction-movie, woo-woo sounds and she just brought the house down. And may I say personally, "Beam me up!" By Tom Dworetzky / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"First, I have to comment on the theremin, where music is created by the movement of the players hands varying the hands' distance from the instruments wands. It is a strange but entrancing sound much like a mix of a cello, a clarinet and a baying hound with perfect pitch that came together well as Sarah Rice played it and duetted with the guitar and later, the violin and piano. Watching Rices hands play the instrument was itself, captivating." -- Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes
"If the glorious gods that govern cabaret were to take the coloratura vocal stylings and elegance of Barbara Cook, merge them with the earthiness and humor of Baby Jane Dexter, and wrap the whole package in a unique bundle of sparkle, the end result would without question be Sarah Rice -- a Broadway legend. And by the time Rice brings the evening to a close, the crowd gathered is not merely her fans but a worshiping cult." -- Andrew Martin, NightLife Exchange
"Gloriously sung, or held back, the showcase presents different sides of the radiant Rice voice." -- Rob Lester, Cabaret Scenes
"it is evident that her voice remains a ravishing instrument" -- Roy Sander, Bistro Awards
"With her sparkling soprano voice and crystalline diction, Sarah Rice took the audience at 54 Below on a journey back in time on Sunday night, to the between-the-wars era of Downton Abbey and Gosford Park, as shed promised. As it happens, this was also an era when sparkling voices and crystalline diction were absolutely necessary to perform the songs of English theater composers. I daresay Rices skills and artistry would be admired at any point in history, but back in the day, producers simply couldnt mount a show at all without finding someone like her." -- Willlam V. Madison
Sarah Rice, Broadway's original "Johanna" in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, is an extraordinarily talented woman who brought the house down singing "How Deep Is The Ocean?", "Supper Time," and "All Alone." Together, they sang two magical duets - "Always," and "Let's Face The Music & Dance." --Dr. Tom Stevens, Applause, Applause
October 10th show
All Sales Are Final.
Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
October 25th Show
All Sales Are Final.
Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food and beverage minimum at the tables. Guests have the option of having dinner from 6PM to 9PM in the main dining room that would be applied to minimum. Or guests may order dinner in the music room once it opens at 9PM
Seating for the show begins at 9PM. Its recommended to arrive no later than 9PM if you intend to order dinner.
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